Academic Achievements

CCS First Grader, Elliot, Talks About her Favorites

Elliot is an enthusiastic first grader at Christ Church School in Paradise Valley. She is very excited to be in a combined first and second grade class this year. Q. What are some exciting things you did this summer? Which was your favorite? A. I hiked, went up to Montana, and played in our playhouse in Montana. My favorite thing …

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From Homeschooling to Brightmont Academy

Saya was an eighth grader being homeschooled by her mom, when she realized she needed a more stable and structured learning environment. Saya is a bright, motivated student who wanted more from her education. While looking into private one-to-one schools, Saya and her mom found Brightmont Academy. For her freshman year of high school, Saya enrolled at Brightmont Academy – …

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Vanessa Receives Inaugural Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award

Vanessa’s very first day at the Club she wanted to find ways to get involved in her community. She immediately joined the Leaders In Training (LIT) Program. Her experience at the Club and recently receiving the first ever Renee LaBelle Parsons Girls Leadership Award has given her the confidence and skills to pursue her dreams. Q. You were chosen as …

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Rugamba Named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Finalist

There are many words to describe Rugamba, but one sticks out the most — grateful. Rugamba genuinely appreciates all the opportunities the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) has provided for him. Most importantly, he recognizes the Club has shaped who he is today and allowed him to form some great relationships with mentors and friends. He is …

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Megan of Tucson Graduates Two Years Early

Megan Good is a 16-year-old freshman in college. You read that right. Now living in Texas, Megan switched to Primavera Online High School her freshman year in order to graduate early. “I took an online Spanish course in the summer to leave a free period so I could be a teacher’s assistant in band,” said Megan. “After taking that course, …

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Madison Schools teams Compete in World Finals of Odyssey of Mind Competition

The Madison Simis Elementary/Madison Heights Elementary fourth-grade Odyssey of the Mind team earned a ranking of 13th in the 38th Annual World Finals, competing against 71 teams in their division. Two additional Madison Schools teams – a 5th Grade Team and a combined 7th/8th Grade Team from Madison Meadows Middle School also finished 20th and 22nd respectively, in the world …

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Genevieve Sets New Record For Words Read

Genevieve is very active in her school community at Willis Jr. High. She is part of the Chandler Gifted learning program (CATS) and maintains a high GPA with her full load of gifted classes. Being the top reader in the district by breaking the record, Genevieve participates in the reading club and currently has a total of 13 million words. …

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Sixth Grader Talks About His Time at Tesseract

Interview and Photo by Max Springfield Q. How long have you been at Tesseract, and what do you like best about being a Tesseract student? A. I’ve been here for eight years; eight of the greatest years of my life! My friends and teachers have always pushed me to be the best I can be. My teachers are always there …

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Meet Tanner, SSJ’s Student Council Vice President

Matthew Tanner is dedicated member of SSJ’s Student Council, currently serving as Vice President. He has been involved in many service projects both at school and in the community. He has amassed nearly 250 service hours in the past year! As a result of his dedication to service, he was awarded one of the prestigious Christian Service Award scholarships through …

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Rancho Solano Student Bobby Talks Choir, NJHS, and Running

Bobby Mohan is a seventh grade student at Rancho Solano Preparatory School. He is an active member of the 100 Club and Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue). He has participated in over 50 events in the last two years. Q. How do you know Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton? A. My father was involved with a proposition to help firefighters …

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